From Diamond to Gypsum

23 Apr 21 — 13 Mar 22

Cave of crystals in Naica. Foto: Alexander Van Driessche, CC-BY-3.0

Our world is made of minerals and most of them are millions of years old. Even living organisms cannot exist without them. While some are unique to one place on earth, others can be found almost anywhere. In this exhibition, children and adults can explore the world of minerals by seeing, touching, and conducting experiments — with a good deal of help, along the way, from chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Numerous examples illustrate the multiplicity of shapes and colours that emerge from the crucibles, ovens, gas cylinders, and pressure chambers of the earth’s crust. Along with the midgets of the crystal world, the exhibition also presents the story of the behemoths of all crystals, the largest so far known to humankind, and how they were discovered in Mexico.


Hier finden Sie das Begleitprogramm zur Ausstellung, sobald es im Veranstaltungskalender veröffentlich wurde.

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Patron of the exhibition is the Hessian Minister for Science and Art Angela Dorn

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